First time - Cost-Benefit

Hi everyone,

This is my first blog post, so I'm kind of excited and nervous at the same time.
The blog is supposed to be about technical stuff, but because this is my first time, I'll make an exception (nerd :).

During writing, these very moments, and prior times, when I thought of writing a blog, I repeatedly thought about the Cost-Benefit of blogging.

The Cost is very high:
  1. Less time with my wife, daughter and dog.
  2. Less time directly contributing to the living world. When was the last time I volunteered in a dog shelter home :(
  3. Less time with my Mom, Dad, family and friends.
  4. Less time experimenting and learning technologies.
  5. Less sleep - more headaches.

The Benefits (motivation) are questionable:
  1. Sharing - I'm a great believer in sharing and helping others (myself included :). I believe very much in openness and collaboration, though I know that it is not as simple as it sounds. It is very hard for some to understand sharing, some just don't share the understanding, some disagree with the benefit and some just don't share. I believe that openness and sharing will help human-kind in the long run.
  2. Feedback - Blogging is a great platform for getting feedback.
  3. Obligation - If I write about an experiment I'm making, I'll be obligated to finish it - I have followers lusting for results ;-)
  4. Fame 8-)

Hope that the benefits will outweigh the cost in the long run, for example:
If sharing my thoughts and experience will help someone make a time saving application, perhaps the time saved for several people will be directed to volunteer in a dog shelter home.

Why me?
I feel that I have a kind of lust for technology and a set of abilities that can benefit others.
Sooner or later I will find out if my time was well spent.

What's next?
I have several posting ideas, some theoretical and some practical.
Stay tuned...



  1. First of all i would like to say "Nice English"
    Kidding :D
    Any way , Very nice , i hope that the time spend by you here will benefit you enouth to cover the lose`s , if it does i`ll be happy for you.
    I hope you will benefit alot from here , and learn some new things , allways keep going forowrd and learn new things about your self and about all of us :)
    Cheers Jeka.

  2. Good luck with blogging. I'm sure it'll be an educating experience for you and hopefully an enjoyable one.

    Proud to be one of the first followers :)

  3. Mmmmm ... You can add one more drawback, less time playing Texas Hold'em. :-)

    Anyway, good luck with the newly born blog.
    Look forward to read your insights ... Cheers !@#